Trio Da Kali Biography (Wikipedia)
Trio Da Kali is a griot music group from Mali constituted of three members: Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté (vocals), Lassana Mamadou Kouyaté (balafon) and Mamadou Diabaté (ngoni). The latter is the son of the Ngoni master Bassekou Kouyate.
Da Kali means 'to give a pledge' – in this case to a musical heritage that dates back to the time of Sundiata Keita, founder of the great Mali empire in the early 13th century.[better source needed]
The trio has collaborated with the American string quartet Kronos Quartet and toured in many cities across the world.
Trio Da Kali Tracks